M. M. Frocht
Dr. Frocht’s work on photoelasticity research on stress concentration factors and 3-D techniques and his two-volume treatise on photoelasticity is considered a classic and has been translated into Russian, Spanish, and Chinese. Its publication was credited with revitalizing interest in photoelasticity.
Dr. Frocht was a student of Steven Timoshenko and many of his own students have made important contributions to the field of experimental mechanics. He presented papers and lectures on photoelasticity and experimental stress analysis in all parts of the world.
In recognition of outstanding achievements as an educator in the field of experimental mechanics.
Junlan Wang is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. She received her B.S. (1994) and M.S. (1997) in Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, and Ph.D. (2002) in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After a year of postdoctoral research at Brown University, she joined the Mechanical Engineering department of University of California, Riverside in 2003 as an Assistant Professor (later promoted to Associate Professor) and moved to UW in December 2008.
Her research focuses on mechanics of thin films/multilayers, biological and bioinspired materials, high strain rate phenomena, and additively manufactured materials. She has received several awards on research and teaching, including an NSF CAREER Award (2008), SEM Hetenyi (2004) and Durelli (2016) Awards, ASEE Beer and Johnston Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award (2007), and Bourns College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award (2007).
Past RecipientsThe Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the M.M. Frocht Award in the past.
|2019 - M.W. Trethewey||2000 - G.L. Cloud||1981 - V.J. Parks|
|2018 - Ghatu Subhash||1999 - P.K. Stein||1980 - C.A. Sciammarella|
|2017 - A. Carpinteri||1998 - L.W. Zachary||1979 - E.E. Day|
|2016 - L. Virgin||1997 - J. Der Hovanesian||1978 - J.T. Pindera|
|2015 - J. Lambros||1996 - W.N. Sharpe||1977 - W.F. Riley|
|2014 - W. L. Fourney||1995 - A.S. Kobayashi||1976 - J.W. Dally|
|2013 - W. C. Crone||1994 - R.J. Sanford||1975 - D.K. Wright|
|2012 - S. Nemat-Nasser||1993 - C.E. Work||1974 - R.D. Mindlin|
|2011 - N. Sottos||1992 - I.M. Allison||1973 - P. Stein|
|2010 - E.A. Patterson||1991 - J.F. Doyle||1972 - E.O. Stitz|
|2009 - F.-P. Chiang||1990 - J.B. Ligon||1971 - D.C. Drucker|
|2008 - R.J. Pryputniewicz||1989 - T.W. Corby, Jr||1970 - W.M. Murray|
|2007 - M.A. Sutton||1988 - D. Post||1969 - C.E. Taylor|
|2006 - I.M. Daniel||1987 - R.E. Rowlands||1968 - M.M. Frocht|
|2005 - D. Brown||1986 - W.F. Swinson|
|2004 - A. Cardon||1985 - K.G. McConnell|
|2003 - A. Rosakis||1984 - C.P. Burger|
|2002 - D.J. Ewins||1983 - C.W. Smith|
|2001 - A. Shukla||1982 - T. Kunio|